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Manure from Iowa dairy farm blamed for deaths of 60K fish

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NEW VIENNA, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities are blaming a manure runoff from a dairy farm for killing about 60,000 fish in eastern Iowa.
   
The farm is situated about 3 miles (5 kilometers) east of New Vienna. The fish kill was reported Oct. 9 after fish carcasses were spotted in two creeks downstream in Dyersville.
   
The Iowa Natural Resources Department has issued a notice of violation to the owner, John Hoefler, and is expected to seek restitution for the fish. Among the dead were minnows, white suckers and creek chubs.
 

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